I’ve been a hair stylist for 19 years and I live in Guernsey with my partner James, our 2 Chihuahua’s Oscar & Prada, a small flock of hens and ducks and a lot of Honey Bees. I also have a hair care distribution business and I’ve recently started an interior design business Urban House Jungle which I’m really excited about, life is always full on here and I like it that way.
My interest in plants started later in life. I don’t remember ever being so intrigued or so drawn to houseplants as a kid, in fact you’d be most likely to find me glued to my PlayStation (the original one) than ever considering plants or that I would one day live in an urban jungle.
I started my Instagram account to share pictures of my plants, my new home and it’s interior. I never realised then that I would become so connected and part of such an amazing and inspiring community. I like to keep things simple and I share what I know and base everything around my personal experiences. If it works for me I’m gonna let you know about it so you can hopefully gain the confidence to give it a go too. I’m like a magnet to anything that makes me smile or laugh and I like to laugh a lot so always be prepared for a giggle.
I can’t pick just one.... ok my Calathea Orbifoila.
I don’t know that there are any real secrets but I do think you should always trust your gut instinct. Ok one tip on watering...If a plant doesn’t look thirsty then it probably isn’t so maybe give it a few more days before watering again.
Tropical please. I’m not the biggest fan of Cactus, they’re really awkward to hug.
If you want to know more about Nathan please follow him @bohemiahousejungle
If you’d like to see a video we have made about general houseplant care, have a look here.
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